john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

161. January 7/14/2005
162. Ennui 6/7/2005
163. Haiku - Hug 6/7/2005
164. Song Of The River 6/8/2005
165. Song For The River 6/8/2005
166. Woman 3/24/2005
167. Haiku - Eel Twists And Twists 4/1/2005
168. Tanka - No Freewill After All 3/10/2005
169. Tanka - Morn Work 4/30/2005
170. Tanka - Spring Chill 4/30/2005
171. Alone, Looking For Blossoms Along The River 5/11/2005
172. A Riddle Song 5/11/2005
173. Haiku - Piggy Bank 3/16/2005
174. Haiku - Twisted Years 3/16/2005
175. Lines Of The Mind 5/5/2005
176. Aboard At A Ship's Helm 5/7/2005
177. Tanka - God Spining Stories 3/14/2005
178. Child, Child 10/4/2005
179. Haiku - The Fall Of Two Hundred Years 3/21/2005
180. Alone 5/9/2005
181. Haiku - Art Of Contentment 3/17/2005
182. Healing Source 11/11/2005
183. Predictions 2004 3/30/2005
184. Japanese Short Forms 3/30/2005
185. Fengshui 6/5/2005
186. Weapons Never Rule The World 3/8/2005
187. If Life Is A Song 3/8/2005
188. Haiku - First Love Letter 6/4/2005
189. Flowery Smiles 10/17/2005
190. Bird's Song 3/25/2005
191. Endless Time 5/5/2005
192. The - Roads - To God 11/25/2005
193. Haiku - The Ballet Nubile Softly Taps 11/15/2005
194. Yang Is Luck, Ying The End Of It 11/19/2005
195. Cola Inspired By A Dying Tiger—moaned For Drink— 11/26/2005
196. Mere Cells 11/26/2005
197. Faculties 3/8/2005
198. Letter To God 11/9/2005
199. I Will Be The Sun, Moon 6/15/2005
200. My Audience 6/16/2005

Comments about john tiong chunghoo

  • Sílvia Oliveira (1/18/2008 6:36:00 AM)

    john, I simply loved this poem of yours! congratulations on all of them, but when it comes to be a poem that includes the full´s the most inspiring thing to me, ever!

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  • Molaire Jules (6/2/2007 1:30:00 PM)

    ''Keep On! ! ''

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  • Stewart Mckenzie (5/3/2005 6:59:00 PM)

    Not rubbish - modern physics, see for example 'The Elegant Universe' by Brian Greene. The time of a traveler moving at the speed of light relative to you is stopped according to your watch, just as your time is to the traveler. This is Einstein's special theory of relativity. Photons are sub-atomic “entities” that convey light. They have the extraordinary property of always traveling at the same speed no matter where they are coming from, from where they are observed, or how fast, or in what direction the observer is traveling. Since light travels at the speed of light relative to anything, everything, there is no time in the realm of light (also it is by no means clear that light is bound by the laws of space, see the new work on entangled photons that appear to communicate instantaneously no matter how far apart) . Strange but true. The eight odd seconds that light takes to reach you from the sun is your time, not light's. As a poet I recommend that you read the new cosmology, it is very strange but very beautiful.

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  • Stewart Mckenzie (3/28/2005 2:29:00 PM)

    A Buddhist monk was once asked if art could be a path to enlightenment. He answered that it was a good way to start but the danger was that one became attached to one's creations.

    I send you to renderings of D. T. Suzuki's translations of Kaku-an's poems for the first and eighth oxherding pictures.

    Searching For The Ox (first oxherding picture)
    Kaku-an Shi-en
    Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD

    Alone in the wild
    Lost in the forest
    The boy searches searches
    The flooding streams
    The distant mountains
    The endless path
    In despair
    Nowhere to go
    At dusk he hears only cicadas
    Buzzing in the maple woods

    From a translation by D. T. Suzuki

    Ox and Man Vanish (eighth oxherding picture)
    Kaku-an Shi-en
    Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD

    Nothing there
    No whip - no rope - no man - no ox
    Who can tell the size of the sky?
    No snowflakes fall above the fire
    When all this is so
    The ancient Mind appears

    From a translation by D. T. Suzuki

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  • Kareem Abdulrahim (3/23/2005 7:42:00 PM)

    I like the Haiku's. I thought they were supposed to be 5 syllables,7 syllables, and the 5 again....?

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Best Poem of john tiong chunghoo

01and The Moon And The Stars And The World

long walk at night
the breeze freezes my spirit
the moon warms it up
pulling at my poetic soul
the crickets sing their poems to the night
a million other insects contribute their share
to loosen up the night
for lovers, husbands and wives
while a tide of words too
creeps in all directions in my mental sphere
saturates the poetic bar of the intellect
waiting to be strummed into verses
the rhythm swims along with them
as i write out verse by verse
the moon my friend shares its light
the night wind inspires
lovelorn stars wave all the way
a ...

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Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away